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The Republican Party is back on its heels and divided to its very core. One would think that this would be the time for Democrats to strike back and get behind an aggressive, and strong progressive candidate. A candidate who wants to grow government to a level never before witnessed by Americans. 

It would seem that Bernie Sanders is that juggernaut that liberals have been waiting for. Touting, "Free in state tuition for everyone regardless of income."As a result Bernie Sanders is quite literally taking Clinton to school on college campuses across the nation.

To spite Sanders' popularity it would seem that Clinton is running away with the nomination.In truth Clinton should be on trial for leaking top secret information, via her private server.If this is the case then why is the Democratic National Committee(DNC)hell bent on electing Hillary Clinton? Could it be that the DNC is out of touch with their electorate as well? 

The split between the people and the DNC is being caused by so called super delegates. Within the electorate scattered across the country, these super delegates are made up of 21governors, 40senators, and other Democrat elites.These lobbyists, governors, and senators make up  1 out of 7 voters. Unlike traditional delegates, super delegates do not have to follow the popular vote. This is how the DNC can seamlessly shape the primary results without looking as if it is divided.  

In contrast the GOP has taken all the oxygen out of the room when it comes to dysfunction.  Although the GOP does have super delegates they have far less than the DNC.They only make up about 7 percent of the Republican primary electorate. As a result both their small number and distribution, GOP super delegates have far less power to curtail the will of the people.

As the race for the nomination rolls on, front runner Donald Trump is virtually defying gravity, doing and saying things that would make any otherRepublican candidate unelectable. Leaving the GOP elites scratching their heads, and looking answers as to what to do about Trump.

Now the GOP elite are teeing up to spend to spend $27.5 million in a smear campaign against Donald Trump.Earlier this week there was an article in Zero Edge concerning a closed,secret meeting by the American Enterprise Institute on Sea Island,Georgia. The guest list is a real elite of the elites:


  • Apple CEO Tim Cook,
  • Google co-founder Larry Page,
  • Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker,
  • Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk  
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),
  • Political guru Karl Rove,
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan,
  • GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.),
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.),
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas)  
  • Kevin McCarthy (Calif.),
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.),
  • Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.),
  • Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas)
  • Diane Black (Tenn.)

What was the topic of conversation at the secret meeting? The country's Republican elite met to discuss what to do about Donald Trump. It is these kinds of reactions by the establishment and the Republican elite that have made many people angry.This anger is only adding to the support for the remaining insurgent candidates Donald Trump, and in some measure Ted Cruz. 

One look at many of Trump stances on the issues leave many questioning how conservative he really is. Perhaps that issue does need to be addressed. Making sure candidates adhere to party values is important, but this could be handled at the state level. 

The Republican National Committee (RNC) could take up a movement for more closed primaries. Each state's RC could then raise a motion to close their primaries. Keeping Moderates and Democrats out of Republican primaries would insure that those with questionable values a lower level of success in each state.

Every time the establishment backs a candidate it is like the kiss of death. Jeb Bush enjoyed the highest level of establishment backing this election cycle, and he peaked at around 10 percent in national polling.

This election season has shown us that Republican and Democrat establishments have grown too big and powerful and need to get out of the way of the people. The establishments themselves are the problem and the people are now letting them know that fact at the ballot box.

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